Wednesday, 6 June 2012

This year at a public hospital built in Venezuela over 45 years ago

I was born in this public - free - hospital several decades ago. It is still the only general public hospital in my city, Valencia. Valencia has over 1.3 million people. There are several private clinics, a couple of specialised hospitals and a series of tiny health centres  that are supposed to be one of the successes of the so-called "Bolivarian revolution". Foreign sycophants of Venezuela's caudillo praise those centres as "a great advancement". 

Venezuela now, thanks to external factors, is receiving several times the amount of petrodollars it used to get in the nineties - before Chávez came to power. Still, the "civic-military government" has let most hospitals - but for one or two Potemkin villages - crumble down.


  1. That is very sad,Mr. Kepler. And, remember the donation for a new addition (I think 10 million dollars) to a hospital in Uruguay by Chavez...

    1. Yes...and yet I think it's worse when you think of the many billions we have spent in buying weapons or simply in financing Chinese refrigerators to win votes.


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